how to pronounce nitrous

nɪtɹəs

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meanings of nitrous

adjective:

  1. Having a sharp odor like ammonia or nitric acid.
  2. Of, relating to, or derived from nitrogen, especially in which the valence of the nitrogen is lower than that of a corresponding nitric species.
  3. Of, or relating to nitrous acid or its derivatives.

noun:

  1. Nitrous oxide.
  2. The system in some racing vehicles which pumps nitrous oxide into the engine to improve performance.

words that rhyme with nitrous

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